From CBS LA:
A 74-year-old rabbi was attacked as he walked to morning prayers in the Fairfax District, and police are asking for help Tuesday to find the man behind the attack.
The beating – which was captured on security video – happened at about 8:40 a.m. Monday on Oakwood Avenue, west of La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.
The attack is not being investigated as a hate crime. “We believe it was a random act of violence,” Madison said.
Security video shows the victim being punched repeatedly and falling to the ground.
The suspect, believed to be a transient, was described only as a white man in his 40s.
The attacker was loitering in the area for a minute before this attack where synagogue goers would be passing by at the same time every morning. It does not look random.
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